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Is it possible to die because of a hydrocele

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
No: A hydrocele is a benign condition and is not at all likely to cause death. Many men have hydroceles and do not necessarliy require treatment.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Hydroceles are not dangerous. A large scrotal hernia, which might be confused with a hydrocele, by someone who doesn't know what they are looking at o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Sac of water: A hydocele means a little sac or pocket of water. It usually occurs as a result of inflammation from any number of things including infection, injury, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: But won't achieve anything other than cooling it. Can be used post-operatively, after surgical removal, to minimize postoperative swelling and discomf ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Normally, various small amount of fluid inside the space between scrotal wall and testis is alway present, and "hydrocele" is just incidentally "picke ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Scrotal ultrasound: Is essentially the only reliable test for hydrocele. Transillumination can be used, but is not 100% reliable because subject with a hydrocele may also ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it can: Simply as time goes by. Also in rare ; unlikely case of there being an underlying testicular tumor. This can be confirmed or excluded by scrotal ultra ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The hydrocoels i see on a regular basis are in infants that seem unbothered by the process. Occasionaly parents bring in a baby boy whose been fussy & ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Hydrocele: Options include doing nothing if it doesn't bother you or surgery to remove it. Aspirating it, or drawing off fluid with a needle is not recommended.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgery: You need a surgical hydrocelectomy for it to resolve!

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